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Evaluating the Impact of a Canvas Training Module on Teacher Knowledge of Instructional Practices

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Title: Evaluating the Impact of a Canvas Training Module on Teacher Knowledge of Instructional Practices
Authors: Puette, Seamus
Instructor: Leong, Peter
Keywords: English language--Study and teaching
Issue Date: 01 May 2016
Abstract: One of the greatest challenges facing public schools today is the ever-increasing influx of immigrant children, the vast majority of whom require second language instruction for English. As schools struggle to cope with the increasing demands of their English Language Learner populations, the need for quality, convenient professional development in English learner instruction becomes more and more acute. While the logistics involved in providing face-to-face professional development for a large faculty with diverse schedules and life-demands are daunting, the abilities of schools to provide asynchronous distance education instead have been increasing year to year. Unfortunately, despite the ability to deliver such products, many schools have yet to design and implement them. To that end, the purpose of this action research project was to design and develop a prototype online professional development course intended to deliver effective and appropriate training on instructional practices for English Language Learners in all content areas. The resultant design is based heavily on the CASA format for online course delivery (Menchaca 2014). If proven effective, such a course could be broadly implemented in various instructional settings to improve secondary language learner education.
Description: Masters project paper with TCC powerpoint presentation as PDF.
Pages/Duration: 10 pages + ~40 slides
Appears in Collections:LTEC 690, Spring 2016

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